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Working together for a better future
Working together for a better future
A roundup of some of our favorite “What Works” pieces from this challenging year.
See HCN’s best illustrations from 2020
See HCN’s best illustrations from 2020
Artists elevated our journalism with surprising aesthetics and creativity.
Our favorite photos from a remarkable year
Our favorite photos from a remarkable year
In 2020, visual journalists were still able to create powerful images despite social unrest and a pandemic.
11 stories that rose above the news cycle in 2020
11 stories that rose above the news cycle in 2020
A pandemic, social unrest, an election. In this topsy-turvy year, impactful reporting topped our most-read stories.
 High Country News names new Executive Director/Publisher
High Country News names new Executive Director/Publisher
Greg Hanscom to lead award-winning, 50-year-old, nonprofit magazine covering the Western United States
High Country News – the voice of the West — celebrates 50 years and looks to the future
High Country News – the voice of the West — celebrates 50 years and looks to the future
Pioneering nonprofit unveils $10 million campaign to expand its editorial work and influence.
Ten stories that got your attention in 2019
Ten stories that got your attention in 2019
From racism to renewable energy to corruption, our reporting featured a variety of communities and perspectives from the West.
We get by with a little help from our friends
We get by with a little help from our friends
The future of journalism is collaborative. Read some of our favorite stories from HCN partners this year.
How the Keep it in the Ground movement came to be
How the Keep it in the Ground movement came to be
A look back at a decade of coverage of anti-fossil fuel protests.
Exploding oil train, heroin highways and the EPA’s civil rights record
Horse catheters in classrooms, a crackdown on toxics, and an update on the Animas River
Bears Ears, Lead’s big unknown, Hike like a girl
Bears Ears, Lead’s big unknown, Hike like a girl
HCN.org news in brief.
Opiates on the rise; Northwest tribal members fight disenrollment; ‘Best idea?’
Clean Power jolt, East Coast meddling and shrinking wetlands
A strong Western snowpack, sexual harassment in the Grand Canyon and leaky oil and gas production
Obama moves on coal and readers respond to Sagebrush coverage.
Forty years of Sagebrush Rebellion
Forty years of Sagebrush Rebellion
The Oregon occupation, the 2014 Bundy standoff and many other stories are all related to a long-simmering movement.
Which stories held your attention this year?
Which stories held your attention this year?
From the Animas to Washington wildfire, here are the stories that our readers spent most time on in 2015.
The Endangered Species Act’s biggest experiment
The Endangered Species Act’s biggest experiment
Will an unprecedented collaborative effort and lots of tax dollars be enough to finally save sage grouse?
Charles Bowden’s Fury
Charles Bowden’s Fury
The Southwest loses its strongest voice.
My neighbor is an addict
No, he's not addicted to drugs, good whiskey, or even bad women. He is addicted to the gasoline engine and the various vehicles and devices to which it has been adapted.
Superb wilderness considered
The Forest Service will hold hearings on management proposals for the primitive areas that border Idaho's Salmon River, a chunk of land that could become one of the largest wilderness areas in the lower 48 states.
N. Great Plains report: preview of disaster?
Coal development in the Northern Great Plains already seems to be progressing at a level higher than anticipated when the Northern Great Plains Resource Program completed its draft interim report last fall.
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